A 32-year-old man who twice unwittingly breached a violence restraining order against a seven-year-old child has been fined and granted a spent conviction order after appearing in Mandurah Magistrates court last Friday.
The man, whom the Mail won't name to protect the identity of the victim, first breached the order just one hour after being served on September 19, when he went to pick up his own child from school, where the victim also attends.
The second breach occurred on September 24, when he attended a family fun day event in Halls Head and stood just one-metre from the victim while his child waited to use a ping pong table.
The child's mother spotted him, started to record their interaction and asked him to leave, which he did.
His lawyer Briannen Morrow said on both occasions her client "intended no violence and had no intention to cause fear or harm", and said his business had already suffered because of word of mouth.
Magistrate Leanne Atkins fined him $800 for each offence, plus court costs of $274, and granted a spent conviction order.
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